Blood and Honour
|Blood and Honour|
|Purpose||Rock Against Communism|
|Location||Divisions in nineteen countries, in three different continents|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Leader||Ian Stuart Donaldson|
Blood and Honour was formed in England, 1987 as an outlet for Nationalist, National Socialist and other Europid-friendly bands. Ian Stuart founded Blood and Honour to combat the newly formed Rock Against Racism concerts that were being promoted by the Trotskyist SWP's ANL. The name Blood and Honour comes from the motto of the Hitler Youth. Many of the bands come from a wide variety of Countries and have Divisons in, United States, Belgium, Flanders, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Romania, Croatia, Greece, Finland, Poland, Brazil, Argentina and Russia.
The origins of the group go back to the United Kingdom in 1977, with the creation of the Anti Nazi League's Rock Against Racism music organisation. The British National Front responded with its Rock Against Communism movement, and in 1980, the reformed punk rock band Skrewdriver relaunched the RAC movement.
With the aid of the National Front (NF), concerts were organized under the RAC name through the White Noise Club (WNC), with White Noise Records releasing white power records. RAC grew throughout 1983 and 1984, with concerts regularly attended by over 600 people, promoted only by word of mouth. Bands that performed at the concerts included Skrewdriver, Brutal Attack, No Remorse, The Ovaltinees, Peter & The Wolves and Skullhead. In 1984, white power skinheads from Britain and Europe attended several outdoor RAC festivals organised by the WNC and the NF. With the release of Skrewdriver's Hail The New Dawn album on the German Rock-O-Rama label, the WNC gained an even larger audience.
In 1986 several bands left the White Noise Club and their parent organization,the National Front due to suspected fraud of concert goers and bands. In 1987 the bands Skrewdriver, No Remorse,Sudden Impact,Brutal Attack founded Blood and Honour and now included a magazine, of the same name. By becoming politically independent, Blood & Honour started supporting many different organizations.
The German Blood and Honour Division was prohibited on September 14, 2000, as was the Spanish division in 2005 after the arrest and imprisonment of many of its main members. Several other countries continue to investigate their respective Blood & Honour divisions in relation to "hate speech".
- Blood and Honour Field Manual (ca. late 1990s)
Some of these bands are still active, some are not. This list is dated from around 2005
Blood and Honour Radio is available online.